Covid-19 Information

Last updated 11/1/2020

Ealing Together  Need help? support? want to volunteer? or maybe just donate, just go to www.ealingtogether.org

A directory of services for people who need a wide range of support from food deliveries to dog walking has just been launched on the site. You can find support in your local area too www.ealingtogether.org/directory

TESTING

Residents can now get a free coronavirus test in Ealing, even if they do not have COVID-19 symptoms. One in three people with COVID-19 do not display any symptoms. This shows the importance of a test to make sure that you are not carrying the virus that could be passed on to other people including people you live with.  The tests are available at centres in Ealing and will provide people with results on the day.

The tests provides reassurance for anyone, particularly those who still need to go out for work away from their homes – cleaners, key workers, carers, taxi drivers, government employees, teachers, delivery drivers, etc – who need a quick result and a regular testing.

NHS North-West London Covid-19 advice

Public Health England Advice

Public Health England  – latest campaigns

How to register as a vulnerable person with a health condition who needs food delivered

Organisations in Ealing and Hounslow providing free take away food
https://bit.ly/FreeFoodBoroughEaling
https://bit.ly/FreeFoodBoroughHounslow

Deliveroo and Morrison offer new food delivery service from both Ealing Broadway and Brentford stores. Contact your nearest Morrisons to place an order

List of supermarkets with dedicated shopping hours for vulnerable people

List of useful information/organisations providing support

Guidance on social distancing to protect older people and vulnerable adults

Dashboard showing reported cases of coronavirus in the UK

NHS Covid-19 information

NHS 111 online Covid-19

NHS Self-isolation advice

Stay At Home Advice

App to self-report symptoms to help stop virus (even if you feel well)

Information for residents from Ealing Council

Statement from Met Police

Statement from Muslim Council of Britain

All libraries have now been closed until further notice with the exception of Ealing central (in Ealing Broadway shopping centre). The home library service will continue on a non-contact model

Fact checker regarding Covid-19 (there’s a lot of misinformation around)

SCAMS! BEWARE

More advice regarding scams

Advice for looking after pets, including dog walking

Free careers advice as well as guidance with training and learning

 

HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT THE VULNERABLE IN YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

Being a Good Neighbour in Ealing Guide

Guide on How To Self Isolate – lots of useful tips

Request support for a vulnerable person through Goodgym

Donate to BEfriend Ealing so they can buy food and deliver it to those who are isolated and vulnerable

Download and complete the BEfriend referral form for someone you know who is totally isolated and needs BEfriend to deliver them food

Ealing Council advice on how you can help  (excellent information )

Guide to volunteering in Ealing during Covid-19 

Advice on Covid-19 in 16 different languages (shared on google docs, you need to sign into google to access)

Want to help support our incredible NHS workers by producing healthy meals? Great way to volunteer

More volunteering opportunities here

Directory of voluntary groups – please contact the relevant group directly

Video  – Staying safe when volunteering

Video – Safeguarding tips for volunteers

Video – More Safeguarding tips for volunteers

Video  – Telephone befriending advice

Donate non-perishable food to Ealing Foodbank

Keep donating items to charity shops – otherwise they can’t survive

Information for the deaf (including links to videos using sign language)

FURTHER SUPPORT & ADVICE

Advice for people with cancer

Advice for people with asthma

Advice for people with Cystic Fibrosis

Support for people with Alcohol and Drug Dependency  

Support for Community Groups & People Working 

Ealing Council announces 1.5 million funding for groups to support local community (click here for application form)

More information from Ealing Council about the emergency fund

Ealing Council Fund for Voluntary and Community Groups

Funding announced for community groups to access food and essentials

Searchable database of over 500 funders offering support for Covid-19 related projects

Charity that gives ipads and tablets to the isolated for free

Funding for groups with annual turnover less than £25K from the Freshwater Foundation – criteria.  Application form, max funding £500.

How to refer someone to receive support from an NHS volunteer

Universal Credit and Covid-19

Latest information from DWP

Job Seekers Allowance update

Third Sector Information Hub

Rough Sleeping and other front line services update

Update from Streetlink (support for rough sleeping)

The Raft  – funding for registered charities with annual income below £500K

John Lyons Emergency Funding

Charities Aid Fund – emergency funding for groups

Great selection of resources and templates from workable.com

Low cost conference calls – standard rates from mobile and landlines

Check list for volunteer groups/ example role description

Ealing Council signs pledge to support charities during Covid-19 emergency

Protocol for meetings (template than can be used by groups)

Information for volunteers / social link prescribers

Video – how to support volunteers

Business rate support

Single contact point for safeguarding issues

Activity pack for elderly people (you can either download one and deliver with pens) or ask Clementia to post a pack to your clients (details in the download)